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#1 jbb

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 02:28

Does anyone know where to buy dip pen ferrules in bulk? (In the U.S.) Thanks in advance.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:11

jbb,
look here, in the repair and supplies section towards the bottom of the page.

http://www.pendemonium.com/index.htm

hope this helps
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 18:00

Are you talking about the brass tube that is inserted into the end of a dip pen? I make my own dip pen holders and use the slimline pen tubes for the "ferrules" to hold my nibs. If that is what you are looking for, most places that sell pen kits will sell the tubes separate for approx .50 a pair. These tubes look very much like the Ferrules the previous poster linked to and the tubes are approx .25 inch.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 18:08

QUOTE (foneman @ Apr 30 2009, 11:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are you talking about the brass tube that is inserted into the end of a dip pen? I make my own dip pen holders and use the slimline pen tubes for the "ferrules" to hold my nibs. If that is what you are looking for, most places that sell pen kits will sell the tubes separate for approx .50 a pair. These tubes look very much like the Ferrules the previous poster linked to and the tubes are approx .25 inch.


Is there a link you can post? I'm making feather/quill dip pens but I need the hardware. It sounds like what you're describing might work.


#5 foneman

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 18:54

Jbb,

You will see the pen tubes listed at the bottom of this page:

http://www.woodturne...mline_pen?Args=


050-9005 Replacement Tubes $0.40

They sell 10" tubes that you can cut to your length also:
http://www.woodturne...pmc_tubes?Args=




Click on the instructions to see what the tubes look like. I will try to post some pictures tonight of my dip pens that I make and a pic of the tubes.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 20:51

Thank you foneman.



#7 foneman

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 02:14

Here are the dip pens I made using the slimline pen tubes. I also use pieces of the tubes for the oblique holders.




Edited by foneman, 01 May 2009 - 02:16.


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Posted 01 May 2009 - 02:40

Wow foneman those are beautiful! thumbup.gif



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Posted 01 May 2009 - 02:50

QUOTE (jbb @ Apr 30 2009, 09:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow foneman those are beautiful! thumbup.gif



Jbb,
Thank you, If you would like a couple of the pen tubes to try, just let me know and I will throw them in the mail.

John

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 02:57

QUOTE (foneman @ Apr 30 2009, 07:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Jbb,
Thank you, If you would like a couple of the pen tubes to try, just let me know and I will throw them in the mail.

John

Before you go to any trouble, we are trying to use cut lengths of brass tube for the feather quills ever since you got me thinking along those lines this afternoon. Are the tubes you are using significantly different than that? The quills we're making are fun -- I'll try to get a picture up.

Are you selling your holders? I think people would be interested in them.




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Posted 01 May 2009 - 03:09

Here's the type of thing we're making.

Edited by jbb, 01 May 2009 - 03:15.


#12 foneman

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 03:34

Jbb,
The pen tubes might be a little bit thinner walled, but I do not think that makes them any better than the brass you are trying. If the nib feels slightly loose inside the brass tube, just wedge something in with it and that should secure it good and tight. I use small sections of Harbor Freight Flux brushes to hold my nibs tight. The flux brushes are just a hair smaller than the inside diameter of the pen tube and do an excellent job of holding the nibs. HF occasionally has the flux brushes on sale for $1.99 for a bag of 36. One flux brush makes several "nib tighteners".

Here is a link to the flux brushes I am referring to:

http://www.harborfre...temnumber=41338

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 03:38

I really like the feather idea and understand what you are attempting to do now. Medium super glue works real well at gluing the tubes to the wood, so I would assume it would work good for the feathers. Just rough up the brass surface you are gluing and it should stick really well.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 18:55

Wow, jbb - your feather is amazing. What a creative idea. I hope you figure out the ferrule arrangement.
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 02:38

QUOTE (kudzu @ May 1 2009, 11:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow, jbb - your feather is amazing. What a creative idea. I hope you figure out the ferrule arrangement.

Thanks Kudzu. We worked out the details and are selling them here now:
http://www.fountainp...n...=105920&hl=

Edited by jbb, 04 May 2009 - 02:44.